Working in a home office: how do you stay focused? Woodpro provides tips
20 July 2020| News| Christian Eichelsheim
Working from home or a home office is certainly a must lately. More people are setting up a home office and of course this is also possible in a Woodpro summer house. If you are already working from home, it is also important to stay focused. After all, work and private life now mix a little more.
In this article we will tell you more about the different ways to stay focused in your home office. So you can be sure that, with our tips, you can keep a close eye on the balance between work and private life.
Setting up a real workplace
This is actually very logical, but we often see that people are still working at the kitchen table or in the living room. Strange, because every room in the house has its own function. Think of the kitchen for cooking, the bedroom for sleeping and the living room for relaxing. When you start working in these rooms, the functions get mixed up and before you know it, you are watching television or snacking during work. This does not benefit the focus and productivity of the work. So really create a workplace in the house, set it up as an office. If you don’t have space in your house, maybe choose a summer house from Woodpro to set up a home office.
Work according to a schedule
When you work more at home, you can arrange your own time much more. This is especially true if your employer hasn’t given you a tight schedule. This can be very positive but can also be difficult. If you pay close attention to the time, the work will undoubtedly get done on time. But if you’re not very good at this, distractions will occur easily and the work won’t be done on time. In those cases it is wise to draw up a tight schedule for yourself. Schedule the hours when you want to work with focus and take into account lunch and short coffee breaks, so you can be sure that you can get a lot done and still have the space to enjoy the home environment from time to time.
No social media
We think it’s great that you are reading this article on our site. Perhaps you found us through social media. But if you should be working, it’s better not to use social media for a while. Just a quick look at Facebook or checking the latest updates on Instagram, we get it. But it takes more time out of your day than you think. For example, a quick glance at Facebook can lead to a delay of 20 minutes. Therefore, set your phone to do-not-disturb mode or use an app to avoid using social media.
Do not postpone work
When you work at home, it is easy to take out the laundry, fold some towels or do other household chores. This causes you to postpone the work and you may not meet the deadlines. Try to avoid it as much as possible and pick up the work immediately. If you choose to create an office in the summer house, it will be a little easier because you are no longer in the home environment. But even in the summer house office, try to avoid distractions.
Work eventually gets done
Of course, it is very important to do the work, but it is also important to know when the work is done. Just like at the office, try to keep a steady rhythm here. Turn off the computer and really stop working at a fixed time. Don’t eat in the office behind the computer. It may be tempting to do some work on Sunday, but it can quickly lead to stress or burn-out. A few days rest and no work will only benefit the work, on Monday you will be fully charged and ready for a new working week.
In any case, we wish you the best of luck working from a home office. If you don’t have an office yet or don’t have the space for it, take a look at our summer houses.
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